You don’t measure things with words like success or failure, he said. Satisfaction comes from trying hard things and then going on to the next hard thing, regardless of the outcome. What mattered was whether or not you were moving in a direction that you thought was right.
Kristin Kimball from The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love
This morning I have the privilege of cheering on a friend who’s running her first half marathon (I had to be up at 3:30 am to get to the starting line). She’s running in honor of her daughter Brooklyn who has Rett Syndrome – a debilitating neuralogical disorder. Little Miss Brooklyn can’t walk, so her mom laced up her running shoes and trained to run in her honor.
Kelly said she’s not going to come in first, her goal is just to finish the race. For her satisfaction comes by running, not winning.
Have you been working on any difficult things lately?
If you’d like to read more about Rett Syndrome visit Girl Power 2 Cure, the charity that Kelly works for.Filed under Quote | Comments (5)